China blocks New York Times Web site after report on leader’s wealth:
A New York Times article says the value of assets controlled by Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao’s family is at least $2.7 billion, a shocking figure even in a country where government corruption is rampant and popular resentment against the elite has increased in recent years.
Those are a lot of fortune cookies even by American standards.
Take a god look at this picture of Wen. The guy doesn’t have a gray hair on his head. He must have a stress free position to look that good.
It seems that there is a lot of speculation in the “Land of Fried Rice” as to where the Jiabao Family amassed their fortune.
The Average income for a Chinese family is around $3,000.00. That being said there are a lot of tight jaws among the local rice pickers that Wen and his clan are so well healed; especially in a country of 1,400,000,000 people where most of the citizens live well below the poverty level.
Needless to say the Jiabao Family didn’t make the big bucks by slinging egg foo young in one of the local restaurants. There had to be a great deal of illegal activities they were involved in.
Two days after the story came out the New York Times website was shut down by the Chinese government hoping to suppress the story from its people. Too late fellas.
I have been blogging for a long time that the main reason most of the politicians get involved in governmental affairs is for the inside and privileged information that is available to them; consequently making them very rich people. I don’t know the exact statistics but I will bet there isn’t anyone that leaves public office after a few years that isn’t very well healed. China is no different.
So goes the world.
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